[SOLVED] Hard drive question

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Ronnie151

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I have 2 hard drives installed on my system the master has win xp home edetion and the slave has win 98se. When i boot up it showes both drives,then loads windows xp. under my compurer it shows the drive with win 98 on it. my question is how to i get the two to work sepertately so i can load win 98? Thank you
Winxp -ntfs win 98 fat 32
 
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Check to see if the option is available to show the bootloader menu.

Go to start, control panel, system, advanced, startup and recovery, in the drop down menu does it give you the option of enabling the second os in the bootloader.
 
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I installed 98 on a system after xp was installed and the following process allowed me to boot to either via the xp boot loader.

If you can get your system to boot into the repair console with the xp cdrom enter the repair console by clicking R at the prompt. Then type in the following commands and reboot when complete.
type FIXBOOT and answer yes after

type in the following commands and after each click enter and be sure to leave all spaces exactly as they are..

CD \
ATTRIB -H NTLDR
ATTRIB -S NTLDR
ATTRIB -R NTLDR
ATTRIB -H NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -S NTDETECT.COM
ATTRIB -R NTDETECT.COM
COPY X:\I386\NTLDR C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)
COPY X:\I386\NTDETECT.COM C:\ (X IS THE LETTER OF YOUR CDROM)

Then reboot wthout the disk
 

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when i get to the recovery part it ask me a question, which windows installation would you like to log into? where do i go from there?
 
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Using the number keys press the corresponding number for xp and enter. Then you'll be prompted to enter the admin password.
 

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what if i never set a password, have had trouble in this part before on acc. of that
 

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i give up i cant make it work, i dont want to spend all day messing with this, ill just change out the drive when i want to use the others operating system. its over my head. Thank you for the help.
 

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tried it but it wouldnt work with xp- ntfs files. anyway xp boots it finds new devices and loads drivers for them over and over again and again. This is strange.
 

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i guess xp just doesnt like the other drive. as soon as i take it out it stops doing it.
 

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I added another hard drive with fat 32 and nothing on it to the windows 98 harddrive, put it as slave all is working well.
C: dive 30 gig
D: drive 15 gig
now i have some extra room. Thanks
 
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